Getting Started · eXpandFramework
What is eXpandFramework and How to get started?
eXpand is the first open source project based on the DevExpress eXpressApp Framework (XAF). With more than 30 completely free modules it is definitely a must stop for every XAF developer. Also is being kept up to date by Apostolis Bekiaris. Just check the commit history (As of right now last one was 5 hours ago).
WinForms - Visual Studio Palette Editor (v19.1)
The introduction of vector skins brought with it a second innovation for our skinning engine: palettes. A palette is basically a skin for a skin. Element settings like border widths, sizes and visibility are stored in a skin, while color themes moved into palettes. This means you can have countless color variations of the same skin.
XAF Windows POS Teaser
Touch UI action automatically increase size of controls and distance between some of their elements.
How to implement SearchResultsView for the scheduler (similar to ListView in Outlook)
This example demonstrates how to implement SearchResultsView in SchedulerControl by analogy with ListView in Outlook. ListView in Outlook appears when you search for an appointment and displays summary information regarding found entries.
Reporting - Troubleshooting Excel and CSV Export
Some of you may remember the days when Reporting was all about printing to paper. Stacks of paper, sometimes – people used to create elaborate sheet puzzles on the largest flat surface they could find to have an overview of all the report data at once. These days priorities have changed and reports are often exported to various document formats for electronic distribution and sharing.
How to integrate Snap reports in XAF WinForms
Starting with 18.1, we introduced Office Module. This module provides RichTextPropertyEditor with an ability to create reports based on a business class' properties: Mail Merge. So we suggest using the new editor in new applications.
Tips And Tricks
How to initialize an ObjectSpaceProvider with XPO
If anybody needs to initialize an ObjectSpaceProvider with XPO for UnitTesting or a ServiceApplication here is the code.
How to use the Desktop Bridge to create an appx package for XAF
I was recently thinking how to deploy the scissors feature center and came across different ideas. My requirements are pretty simple: Easy packaging, Easy versioning, Easy updating, Easy install and clean uninstall, No admin rights, Easy hosting and uploading
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XPO Connection Strings
When XPO was first released it supported MSSQL Server and MS Access as the main database systems, most of the examples and documentation did not specify how XPO connected to the database, at that time it looks like the connection to the database happened like magic.
Tracing - How to exclude loaded assemblies from the eXpressAppFramework.log file
Just a small tip for XAF developers who have never needed or liked this large "Loaded assemblies" section written into the eXpressAppFramework.log file at startup or every time an exception is thrown.
XAFer for an XAF Web system related to accounting – Llamachant
Xari is looking for someone to work remotely with one of our clients who is actively developing an XAF Web application that integrates with an accounting system. The majority of the base system is written but requires some cleanup and testing. You will then be responsible for ongoing maintenance of the system.
XAF, XPO And Xamarin - Facebook Group
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